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Old 07-06-2016, 09:45 PM   #1
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PD9260 install on new 2016 30 flying cloud

Hello Group,
Getting ready to install a pd 9260 in our 2016 30 flying cloud and have a few questions. The fuse box is located under the refrigerator on this model by the way.
The first question is where are you installing the chassis ground to. The second question I removed the old unit leaving the fuse panel intact. had the blue wire going to the pos on the fuse panel and the battery red going to the other pos lug on the fuse panel and the battery negative going to the neg buss bar in the panel. the new unit has the neg and poss hook ups only. if I'm reading it right nothing connects to the lugs on the fuse panel now i just hook the white neg and red positive to the new unit and run the ground cord and plug it in and I should be good to go correct. Thanks group
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Old 07-07-2016, 02:29 PM   #2
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I would leave the old converter where it is. Place the new PD9260 as close as possible to the batteries. You will not get full 60 amp charging through 30 feet of wire.

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Old 07-07-2016, 10:08 PM   #3
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Pretty sad that this is necessary on a brand new trailer. At least the WFCO that came in my crazy cheap SOB I bought to use for the summer comes with a 3 stage charging profile. Shame on AS!
Looked in the manual hoping I could figure it out for you, of course it wasn't very helpful. So I can't help to much there.

Don't worry about the 60 amps to the batteries. They'll never take that much current any way. The converter is rated to provide 60 amps for all loads, not necessarily all to batteries, and trying to cram 60 amps into the batteries you have on a trailer just wouldn't work anyway.
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I would leave the old converter where it is. Place the new PD9260 as close as possible to the batteries. You will not get full 60 amp charging through 30 feet of wire.

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Yes, I would leave the old converter where it is if it is hard to remove and not easy to swap out with the new one. The plus of doing it that way is that when you sell the trailer or trade it in you can just re-hook up your old converter and take your good one with you.
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4t9ers, I've got an FC 30FB and can't seem to find the plug in for the same install you did last year. Did you have to make one? How do you do it??
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You will need to install you own outlet that will be powered by the same circuit your original converter was powered by and then you can plug it in. Alternatively you can remove the plug from the new converter and direct wire it but that will likely void your warranty,--Frank
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